Africa

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi of Egypt

Egyptian parliament votes to extend president’s term limits

If the proposed amendments is finally adopted, Mr al-Sissi can run for two more terms – six years each, potentially staying in power until 2034.

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Egypt executes three over police officer’s killing

At least five others are serving a 10-year sentence in the same case.

Djibouti (Photo Credit: Google Map)

Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports

China Merchants Port Holdings controls the controversial 1,150-hectare Port of Hambantota, which Sri Lanka handed over to China on a 99-year lease.

Uganda

13 quarantined in Uganda after contacting dead body suspected of Ebola

The people travelled to DRC’s Bunia hospital to repatriate the body of the deceased 46 year old male for burial in the eastern district of Tororo.

President of Uganda Yoweri K Museveni gestures as he speaks during a news conference in a hotel in St Julians, Valletta, Malta on the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Friday Nov. 25, 2005. CHOGM was opened by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday and the event is due to hosted by Uganda in two years time. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Soyinka, Falana, Femi Kuti, others petition against Uganda’s censorship law

The government is proposing regulations that include vetting new songs, videos and film scripts, prior to their release.

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102 Nigerians in Chad’s prisons – Embassy

Some 39 prisoners regained freedom following the intervention of the embassy.

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Zimbabwe: 15 killed in ruthless crackdown on protesters – Amnesty International

“The Zimbabwean authorities will never be able to convince anyone that the country is open for business if they continue to crack down on anyone who dares to criticize them.”

Uganda State Minister for Tourism Mr Godfrey Kiwanda with Ugandan models at the launch of ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ at a Kampala hotel on February 5, 2019. PHOTO | GODFREY LUGAAJU | NMG

Ugandan minister lists ‘sexy, curvy women’ as tourist attraction

Tourism is a top foreign exchange earner for Uganda.

Cigarette smoking

Ethiopian parliament passes ‘Africa’s strongest’ tobacco control legislation

The law will save lives and protect over 105 million people in Africa’s second most populous nation, experts say.

DSTV

Zambia orders suspension of DSTV show over homosexuality

The show was launched in January.

Burkina Faso soldiers (Photo Credit: PressTV)

Burkina Faso Army kill 146 jihadists

Burkina Faso Army kill146 jihadists

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Kenyan health workers start strike over pay

Union officials say the strike would continue until a collective bargaining agreement reached in November 2017 is implemented.

Tanzanian police arrest 10 businessmen over killing of children

This brings to 14 the number of children killed in the region over superstitious beliefs.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s rise to power was not without challenges.

How change happened in Ethiopia: a review of how Abiy rose to power

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s rise to power was not without challenges.

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Fourth student dies after school walkway collapse in South Africa

Two boys and one girl, aged between 14 and 17, died on February 1, after the shock from the collapse of the walkway at their school.

Al-Shabab

Car bomb kills two at Somalia shopping mall — Police

The blast occurred in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district, a busy area with shops and restaurants.

Ugandan police

Mob kills Ugandan DJ for playing ‘boring music’

The DJ was killed in a disco hall in Nebbi District, Northern Uganda.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egyptian President

Egypt arrests 54 Muslim Brotherhood members over planning violent acts

The country has been facing a wave of terror attacks since the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

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Sub-Saharan Africa, home of world’s most corrupt governments – Report

Five sub-Saharan African countries are among the 10 perceived to have the world’s most corrupt public sectors.

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s apex bank says national debt hits 56.5 percent of GDP

Kenya’s debt profile had risen from 42 percent of the GDP since President Uhuru Kenyatta came to power in 2013, angering opposition critics.

Kenya’s tourism industry is heavily focused on its beaches and wildlife. [Photo: Kenyan Wildlife Services website]

How Kenya’s tourism industry has felt the impact of terrorist attacks

Kenya’s tourism industry is heavily focused on its beaches and wildlife.

Felix Tshisekedi (Photo Credit: BBC)

Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as Congo president

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was in attendance at the swearing-in, as well as Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga.

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Zimbabwe soldiers accused of beatings amid protest crackdown

Lawyers and activists say Zimbabwe police and soldiers have killed at least 12 people.

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Ethiopia pardons 13,000 people accused of treason, terrorism

The beneficiaries have since been handed certificates of pardoning.

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South Sudan bans bleaching products

South Sudan’s ban follows similar moves by Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana.